Wednesday, December 21, 2016
The Apostle’s Creed
The truths that we must believe are found in the Creed or Apostle’s Creed, which receives this name as it was composed and taught by them.
The Apostles taught orally a summary of the fundamental truths that Christ had taught them. Only the Catholic Church possesses what the Apostles and their legitimate successors taught, that is, the Popes, Bishops and Catholic priests faithful to the faith of always. To separate oneself from this Catholic Church is to separate from Christ and to rebel against Him (Luke 10, 16; Mt 7: 15-23), which leads to sin.
To separate oneself from the Church that comes from the Apostles is to live in the illusion, to lose the true Faith that saves, to lose Christ, who is the life and the way, since Christ follows His work of salvation through His one and only Church, which He founded two thousand years ago: the Catholic, Apostolic and Roman.
The Apostle’s Creed
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all that is, seen and unseen.
I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father before all ages, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not created, consubstantial with the Father, by whom all things were made, who for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and by the power of the Holy Spirit he was incarnated of the Virgin Mary, and became man. And for our sake was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered died and was buried, and on the third day he rose again in fulfillment of the Scriptures; and he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father, and He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified, and has spoken through the Prophets.
I believe in the Church, which is One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. I confess that there is only one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins. I look forward to the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.